College Students Need More Mental Health Support

College students face one of the most difficult times in their lives when they go to school. Among the challenges is that many mental illnesses appear during late adolescence. An article by Sharon Weissburg called  Invisible Wounds: Mental Health and Stigma in the College Community recently appeared in the online magazine The Quad at Boston University.

Weissburg notes college is a time when young people may become affected by mental illness. She especially focuses on depression and suicide and discusses how these issues arise in young adulthood. Weissburg discusses the barriers to getting support in college, including dealing with the stigma of mental illness and the limitations of on-campus therapy and medical support. She finishes with some suggestions for facing mental and emotional challenges during college. A series of links provides more resources for learning about mental health.

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